The 42nd WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was held in Geneva from 9 to 13 May 2022.
In a consumer-driven world where social media is growing rapidly, companies are constantly searching for ways to introduce their products to the clients. One of the most effective ways of doing so is through the use of athletes’ image. Using athletes’ image without the proper legal ground, can bring troubles, though, as was recently made clear by the controversial Zlatan Ibrahimović and other football players.
On 8 January 2021, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) published a Summary of Second and Third Sessions of its Conversation Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence.
Solving copyright related issues is oftentimes challenging already when dealing with the so-called traditional works, such as paintings, written works or musical works. Hence, determining copyright can be even harder in the case of unconventional works, where the work is placed on somebody else’s buidling (e.g. grafitti) or even somebody else’s skin, as is the case with tattoos.
Yesterday, Communia published a new Policy Paper on fundamental rights as a limit to copyright during emergencies.
While the world is still shaken by the new coronavirus crisis, in some EU Member States, the implementation of the new EU Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market is well underway. Despite the current state of emergency, it is still of utmost importance that the interested stakeholders take part of the implementation process to ensure the best possible implementation.
“Authors – individual creators are in a difficult position, but will the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market and its controversial provision introducing filters fix this? I fear not.” dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič commented the recently adopted Directive in an interview with Primorske novice.
“We tend to communicate more and more on the internet and on platforms – whether WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook. If we make these platforms liable and if we demand that they control communication and limit some content, we lose not only the layer of democratic but also the layer of judiciary control.” said Jan Gerlach (Senior Public Policy Manager, Wikimedia Foundation) for the newspaper Večer.
On the Open Knowledge Day, organized by the Intellectual Property Institute and Today is a new day on 6 May 2019 in the atrium of ARC SAZU, numerous lecturers shared their knowledge on different aspects of open (in the broader sense knowledge, in the narrow sense culture, science, education, hardware and software, data, etc.).
If you have so far failed to understand, why the new DSM Directive is so controversial, an interview with prof. Martin Kretschmer from the University of Glasgow is a Friday must-read before the week in which the European Parliament will vote on the Directive.
Not every act of plagiarism is an infringement of copyright and not every copyright infringement is an act of plagiarism.
Between 3 and 4 October, Tilen Zonta has attended the international conference on the relationship between trade marks and geographical indication on the premises of the EU Intellectual Property Office in Alicante, Spain. He wrote a report on the konference, which was published in issue 41/42 of Pravna praksa from 25 October 2018.
Report on the roundtable “Europe needs a good copyright reform”
The review Gea published an interview with dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič regarding Article 11 of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.
In issue 36/37. of Pravna praksa from 12 August 2018 an article of Tilen Zonta regarding to the new related right of sport event organizers, envisaged in the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, was published.
The Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor published a conference paper with the lectures of the IXth conference “Law and Economics: Copyrighted works at the university: – legal, economic and other aspects”.
Saša Krajnc, in cooperation with the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning published a manual entitled “Copyright in architecture”.
GV založba published a new book entitled Law in the Information Society, whose co-authors are, amongst others, also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič and Jernej Pusser.
On 24 April 2014, the European Commission published on its page the final report and the executive summary of the Study on sports organizers’ rights in the European Union, in which the Intellectual Property Institute acted as a rapporteur for Slovenia. The study was made under the consortium of the ASSER Institute and the Institute for Information Law – IViR.
In September, the London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications published a report on the impact of digital sharing on the incomes of the creative industry as part of the Media Policy Project.
Last week Communia Thematic Network published on its website a Public Report regarding the digital public domain. This Report provides a useful insight on the activities of Communia, while also addressing the state of the digital public domain in Europe and providing some policy recommend for enhancing public domain and making digital content more accessible and re-usable by all citizens.
The review LeXonomica published the article entitled “Contractual regulation of copyrights on works of architecture” by Saša Krajnc.
On 28 October 2011, the European Commission adopted a recommendation asking EU Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve the private sector in digitizing cultural material.
In July, the European Commission has published a Green Paper on the initiative of Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier.
A special rapporteur of the UN, Frank La Rue, prepared and published an important report dealing with the freedom of expression on the internet.
On 24ur.com, an article entitled Do creators allow plagiarism? was published.
Dnevnik published an interview with dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič regarding the problem of digitalization of library work and similar questions, with which authors are faced in Slovenia.
The article “Copyright as an instrument of protection of architectural works” by Saša Krajnc was published in the review AR : Architecture, Research.
On the webpage of the project the Slovenian translation of the Public Domain Manifesto was published.
IPI prepared an extensive Study on the Legal Aspects of the Digitalization of Libraries for the National and University Library and dLib.si.